More food companies commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs

eggsMondelez International and ConAgra Foods are the latest food companies vowing to source only cage-free eggs.

Snacks giant Mondelez International says it will transition to using only cage-free eggs in its supply chain in Canada and the United States by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. ConAgra Foods, meanwhile, says it will work towards a supply of 100% cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations by 2025.

Both companies say the new commitments further their ongoing efforts around sustainable sourcing and improving animal welfare.

Read more about Mondelez International’s cage-free commitment

In a release, ConAgra’s senior VP and chief procurement officer Chris Stockwell, said: “We believe that not only is this the right thing to do from an animal welfare perspective, but it also allows us to satisfy growing consumer demand for cage-free eggs.”

In recent months General Mills, Starbucks, McDonalds and Burger King have all announced plans to work towards sourcing 100% cage-free eggs.